Afghanistan and Ireland will go head-to-head in their third Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup. The Irish pulled off an incredible victory over their neighbours England in a rain-affected match. Whereas the Afghans didn’t get the chance to play their second fixture after losing their opening game as the match against New Zealand was abandoned due to rain.
Before the two teams lock horns, here is a look at the picture painted by numbers and statistics and who they depict could be the winner.
1. Toss Prediction
Ireland has a better chance to win the toss as they have won two out of the last three tosses in the World Cup. Whereas Afghanistan has won just one toss in the tournament so far.
2. Win Possibility
Entering this game, Ireland, after beating England are favourites to register a victory against Afghanistan. The Irish had an incredible performance in all departments whereas the Afghan team is out of form and hasn’t had match practice after their opening game.
3. Team of the day
The Irish team has a well-rounded core with quality players across the board. They have a strong batting lineup with batters who can play multiple roles. Whereas their bowling led by Joshua Little will be challenging to handle for the Afghan batters.
4. Predicted powerplay score and Average first innings total
Melbourne Cricket Ground has an average 1st innings of 142 in internationals whereas the average 1st innings total in Domestic T20s is 162. The predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 45-60.
5. Betting Odds
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